Student's new arrangement of alma mater debuts at NJPAC

Michael Lucas StrotherMichael Lucas Strother, a Mason Gross grad and a DMA candidate, is known among the faculty as “the John Williams of Mason Gross.” The affectionate nickname is a nod to Strother’s gift for crafting lush, cinematic scores in the vein of the composer of scores for Jaws, the Star Wars saga and the Indiana Jones films, among others.

Mason Gross establishes the Opera Institute at Rutgers

The Mason Gross School of the Arts is expanding its present opera program, hiring additional faculty and broadening its performance slate to establish the new Opera Institute at Rutgers. The first class of Opera Institute students is expected to enter in fall 2011; auditions are set for spring 2011.

We're surrounded: 4/29 FREE concert features Corigliano's "Circus Maximus" in the round

On Friday, April 29, Nicholas Music Center will be busting out all over with the sounds of "Circus Maximus," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano.

Listen LIVE to the Rutgers Jazz Tentet 2-3 p.m. 4/22 on WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM or at

Listen online or tune in to Newark's WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM 2-3 p.m. Friday, April 22, to hear the Rutgers Peter ParkJazz Tentet play LIVE as part of the station's Jazz Appreciation Month Student Jazz Festival.

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Podcast: Opera Institute's Pamela Gilmore interviewed on WRSU

Listen to Doug Laustsen's WRSU interview with Opera Institute at Rutgers producer Pamela Gilmore. The Pamela GilmoreFeb. 2, 2011, podcast is free here.

March 25 concert: Musica Raritana presents arias for castrato

The Musica Raritana Period Instrument Orchestra explores operatic music for alto castrato in aMark Chambers concert set for 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center in New Brunswick. The performance features British countertenor Mark Chambers. Andrew Kirkman conducts.